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- This article is about the movie. For the manga, see Destiny Deoxys (manga).
| Destiny Deoxys|
裂空の訪問者 デオキシス Sky-Splitting Visitor: Deoxys
|| July 17, 2004
| United States
|| January 22, 2005
| Home video
|| December 21, 2004
| United States
|| February 15, 2005
| English themes
| Japanese themes
| United States
| Great Britain
|| Not Released on DVD
| New Zealand
Destiny Deoxys (Japanese: 裂空の訪問者 デオキシス Sky-Splitting Visitor: Deoxys; Official: Deoxys the Visitor) is the second Advanced Generation series movie, and seventh of all Pokémon movies.
It was first in Japanese theaters on July 17, 2004. It then aired on the Kids' WB! programming block for North American audiences on January 22, 2005. Echo Bridge Home Entertainment released the movie on Blu-ray (along with Pokémon Heroes on the same disc) on May 15, 2011.
Other posters and DVD covers
Sky-Splitting Visitor teaser poster
Final Sky-Splitting Visitor: Deoxys movie poster
Sky-Splitting Visitor: Deoxys DVD cover
Poster featuring the 3 Deoxys formes from the movie
Sky-Splitting Visitor: Deoxys logo
A young boy in one of the polar regions finds a group of Spheal, Sealeo and Walrein, when a meteor crashes down, frightening the Pokémon and making them run towards the sea, trapping the boy in the middle of them. His parents, part of a team of researchers manage to save him, when a Deoxys appears from the middle of the crash site, having come to Earth on the meteor. However, Rayquaza sees this as an invasion of its territory and attacks. A battle starts between the two, destroying most of the equipment of the researchers. Rayquaza ends up blasting Deoxys to the bottom of the ocean. A green stone found at the crash site is taken back with the researchers on a helicopter.
Four years later, lasers are being fired by the researchers at the green stone, which starts to glow, but there is not enough power for it to do anything else. Meanwhile Deoxys has regenerated and bursts through the ice.
Soon afterwards, Ash Ketchum and his friends arrive in LaRousse City. At the same time a Plusle and Minun are playing with a high-tech bin, with a Munchlax cleaning up litter.
Ash and co. are greeted by a security robot and given passports. Some people save Ash from going the wrong way on a moving side walk, who introduce themselves as Sid, Rafe, Rebecca and twins Audrey and Kathryn.
Ash arrives at the Battle Tower, and tries to ask directions from a boy about the same age as himself, who runs away, seemingly scared by Ash. They then find themselves in the middle of a battle, where Tory, the boy Ash was following, reveals he has no Pokémon. They are up against Sid and Rafe, so Ash loans Tory his Torkoal. They lose badly, and Tory runs off after his parents congratulate him on taking part in the battle. Then Yuko tells Ash what happened four years ago, and that Tory is scared of Pokémon. Ash decides to try to help him overcome his fear. Tory, after freeing the Minun from earlier from a bin with a stick, goes into the gardens to meet with a strange green light.
Deoxys has reached LaRousse City, and is creating strange lights in the sky, resembling an aurora. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is trying to get hamburgers from a machine, but as they don't have passports and are trying to destroy the machine, they get attacked by a security robot instead. By this point, Ash and the others find Tory, and Brock offers to cook everyone a meal. Ash tries to get Tory to touch Pikachu, but he runs off again. Meanwhile, Deoxys creates the aurora again, and Tory finds Ash, who calls out all of his Pokémon. Tory is having fun, but still can't bring himself to touch Pikachu. Then Tory takes them, and the people from earlier, to meet the green light. However, Rayquaza is heading towards LaRousse City in pursuit of Deoxys, so Tory's father decides to evacuate the city, but Ash, Tory and the others get trapped inside the building. Deoxys makes copies of itself and tries to carry the people being evacuated away. It creates a force field around LaRousse to stop Rayquaza from getting in. Ash and the others try to get out but are attacked by the multiple Deoxys. Plusle, Minun and Munchlax find Ash and his friends. They realize they need food and water, so they go outside and Pikachu shocks a hot dog machine, but again, they get attacked by Deoxys, who steals Minun and the hot dog machine.
Back inside, Tory tries to touch Plusle, but still can't do it. Brock finds water in some boxes. Rafe and Rebecca watch Deoxys take Minun into a domed tower, then drop the hot dog machine into the water. Rayquaza is still trying to break through the forcefield. Rebecca and Yuko try to work out why the Deoxys dropped the hot dog machine. The others are all trying to get some rest, wrapped up in blankets on the floor, when Surskit becomes agitated and runs around waking everyone up, warning them Deoxys is trying to get in. They run to an underground laboratory, where Yuko tells them that a second Deoxys is dormant inside the green crystal. Tory's light appears from the crystal, and they work out the light and the aurora have the same light pattern. The green one is saying "friend" and the other one "where are you?" So Deoxys is just looking for its friend. Rayquaza is still attacking the barrier.
They decide to try to wake the second Deoxys up, but they don't have enough power. They go off to try to make extra power, but Deoxys lands in front of them. Ash tries to tell them that they're not enemies, but it doesn't work, so everyone tells their Pokémon to attack. Rafe holds the Deoxys off long enough to let Ash escape. Rayquaza then breaks through the force field, and Rafe and Blaziken get carried off.
Ash manages to get to the building where the others are being held, where Rafe is starting a plan to get them out of there. Rayquaza and Deoxys are about to battle. Pikachu and Plusle Thunderbolt the doors of the dome, freeing everyone inside. Meanwhile, Rayquaza is chasing Deoxys.
Ash, Tory, Plusle and Minun go back to the lab, while the others try to power up the windmills to get more electricity, using ropes, Blaziken jumping from one blade to another, various Water Pokémon using Water Gun, Flying types using Gust, Metagross using Confusion and Team Rocket pedaling a machine.
Tory turns on the lasers to wake up the green Deoxys, but they're still 20% short on power, so Pikachu, Plusle and Minun shock the machine and it works. The stone grows into a Deoxys, who makes Ash and Tory float out of the building. However the other Deoxys is about to finish off Rayquaza after tackling it to the ground and continuing to attack it, and the second Deoxys comes and protects the Rayquaza from the attack. They both change Forme and release an aurora after bein reunited. Then Rayquaza comes out of the ground, and is going to again attack the two Deoxys.
Because of the increased power, the block security robots power up and go on overdrive, trying to attack Rayquaza. It gets buried under the robots and, when the Deoxys try to help, they get buried as well.
Just then, Tory's father appears on a screen, saying the only way to stop the blocks is by presenting a passport to the chief robot, allowing them to regain control and shut it down. Ash and Tory ride on a hot dog machine to near the tower they need to get up, but miss. Just then, Munchlax, who was hiding in the bottom of the machine, gets out and evolves, allowing Ash to step over it to a nearby tower. Pikachu realizes the only way to get to the tower they need is by stepping on the block robots. Ash follows, but drops his passport. Tory throws him his, and Pikachu leaps off to bat it up to Ash. He manages to give the robot the passport, allowing Tory's dad to power down the robots. But Plusle and Minun, who are at the top of a pile of blocks with Tory, fall off. Tory reaches out to grab them, but falls off too. They get saved by Deoxys. Tory, who had never touched a Pokémon before, finally touches a Pokémon. Rayquaza befriends the Deoxys after they tried to save it from the blocks, and they all fly together out of LaRousse City to find the others. The Deoxys then go back home.
- Main article: Sky-Splitting Visitor: Deoxys Music Collection
- Deoxys's Speed Forme does not appear in this movie, as this film was released before Pokémon Emerald; Speed Forme had yet to be introduced to the public.
- This movie featured the very first reveal of a Generation IV Pokémon, Munchlax.
- LaRousse was much later revealed to be Drew's hometown.
- In October 2003, Kunihiko Yuyama and his team made a four-day visit to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to form the basis for LaRousse City.
- This is the first Pokémon movie to debut on TV before its video release.
- The character Rafe resembles a Cool Trainer from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.
- Although the Japanese version of the front cover shows more characters on it, it's missing Munchlax, which the English cover shows.
- This was the last Pokémon movie distributed by Miramax Films.
- For the American audience, this movie marks the first appearance of May's Bulbasaur. This is because Grass Hysteria! (the episode that May captures Bulbasaur) did not air in America until April 9, 2005, a little over 2 months after this movie was released.
- This is the second movie where Ash and company do not meet Team Rocket.
- This movie was never released on TV in the United Kingdom, but the DVD was still released.
- In New Zealand, the opposite happened; the DVD has not been released there, however the film aired on TV2 in 2010.
- This was the last Pokémon movie to be translated into Canadian French.
- In the scene where Ash's Pikachu zaps the hot dog machine and his friends, Tory, and Brock catch hot dogs, Brock makes a pun on the series' slogan, "Gotta catch 'em all!" (a dub only occurrence).
- This movie is one of the first two Pokémon movie to be available on Blu-ray, in a two-pack with Pokémon Heroes, in May 2011.
- There were unusual changes made in several dubs for this movie and Jirachi: Wish Maker, leaving many fans intrigued by the reasons:
- In Latin America, both movies were dubbed in Argentina (the usual dubbing is located in Mexico), by an entirely different voice cast and were aired only in some local channels.
- The voice cast also changed completely in the Dutch dub.
- In Spain, the two movies were not dubbed at all.
- When Ash first appears during the World of Pokémon segment he doesn't have a mouth.
- In one scene, Mudkip's bottom mouth is colored the same color as the rest of its body.
- In another scene, Audrey's Masquerain's wings are colored white instead of orange.
- In the bonus features section, Deoxys's Ability is listed as Psychic (which is not an Ability). It is in fact Pressure. Psychic is its type.
- In the ending credits, Audrey and Katherine's shirts are colored mainly yellow instead of cream.
- When the two Deoxys land, the green crystal Deoxys' crystal is now purple for only this scene.
Box office hit
- This film did not make it to the Top 10 box office in Japan due to the success of American blockbuster movies that year, but was ranked as the no. 1 anime film that year with $34m in box office sales to beat Doraemon 2004 ($23m), Conan ($22m), Crayon Shin-chan 2004 ($11m), Naruto movie ($11m), Innocence ($8m), Steamboy ($8m) and Inu Yasha - Crimson Horai Island ($7m). Its overall ranking is at the seventh place.
- The English version of the entire movie is cut around the sides from the original Japanese, making the movie look shrunk in size and proportions.
- During the Japanese version of the scene when Deoxys scans the snow to find the green crystal, its body is covered with a shadow until it uses Psychic. In the English version, the DNA Pokémon is enlightened during the whole scene.
- In the English version, Brock tells Yuko that meeting her reminds him of the time he worked for Professor Ivy, but in the Japanese version, Brock tells Yuko that he's surprised that someone as young and beautiful as her could be a lab assistant, and that he would also be a good assistant, all without even mentioning Professor Ivy.
- When the computer locates Tory in the gardens, the English version uses a different screen of the computer.
- When it first premiered on Kids' WB!, the time duration of the film was 87 minutes. This meant that various scenes were cut in order to make room for their commercials. In the Cartoon Network version, the whole 100 minute film was aired.
- In the Kids' WB! and the Cartoon Network version, the ending is shortened to a minute. In the VHS, DVD and Toon Disney airing of the film the whole ending is shown.
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